Limited Special Tours!

During the Festival of Archaeology and History, between 14–28 July 2018, Leicester Cathedral will offer a limited set of special tours on selected dates, focusing on Leicester’s links to King Richard III and the First World War respectively.


Richard III Tours
11.15am and 2.00pm

King Richard III, the last English king to die in battle, was reinterred in Leicester Cathedral in 2015. During our 30 minute tour, visitors will explore the history of Richard III and be given an introduction to the Tomb, the Pall, the Book of Hours and the Redemption Windows in St Katharine’s Chapel.


First World War Tours
12.00pm and 3.00pm

Marking the centenary of the end of the First World War, the Cathedral is offering a limited run of special tours discovering the unique impact that the War had on both Leicester and St Martin’s Church, and the role played by the Leicestershire Regiment. The tour will include an exploration of the Regimental Chapel, the Golden Book, and the Great East Window in the Chapel of Christ the King.


Tickets £3.50 per person – a free guidebook is included in the ticket price.

Book your place on one of our special daily tours now via the Eventbrite links below!

For tickets to a Richard III Tour, click here.

For tickets to a First World War Tour, click here.

Tickets also available on the door.